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Sarah LaFleur

Founder and CEO, M.M.LaFleur

Sarah LaFleur is the Founder & CEO of M.M.LaFleur, a women’s clothing brand, styling service and community that takes the work out of dressing for work. Underwhelmed by the limited workwear options on the market as a young woman working in finance, Sarah dreamed of a more practical, inspired wardrobe for herself and all professional women. She founded M.M.LaFleur in 2013 with a collection of thoughtfully-designed, polished pieces made from high-quality, easy-care material like machine-washable and wrinkle-resistant fabrics. With Sarah’s leadership, M.M.LaFleur helps women harness the power of self-presentation to gain self-confidence, and to rethink the shopping process altogether through M.M.’s stress-free styling service. The heart of M.M.LaFleur’s mission is that when women succeed at work, the world is a better place.

Since starting M.M.LaFleur, Sarah and the brand have been recognized on Forbes’ CircleUp25 list of the most innovative brands, WWD’s 40 of Tomorrow list, Crain’s 40 under 40, Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award and Inc.’s Design Awards.   

Prior to founding M.M.LaFleur, Sarah worked in the luxury goods group of Starwood Capital in New York and Paris, and as a management consultant at Bain & Co.. She also served over a year in South Africa with TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

Sarah graduated from Harvard with an Honors degree in Social Studies. M.M.LaFleur is named after her mother, whom she calls her biggest inspiration.

Lessons from an entrepreneur: Applying startup values to your own career

Join M.M.LaFleur Co-Founder Sarah LaFleur, in conversation with PBWC Vice-Chair C. Anderson, to discuss her whirlwind journey from corporate finance to founding and running an innovative fashion and styling startup. Find out how and why she took the leap, hear about the challenges she’s tackled and learn the insights she’s gathered along the way. You’ll […]

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Lessons from an entrepreneur: Applying startup values to your own career

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Join M.M.LaFleur Co-Founder Sarah LaFleur, in conversation with PBWC Vice-Chair C. Anderson, to discuss her whirlwind journey from corporate finance to founding and running an innovative fashion and styling startup. Find out how and why she took the leap, hear about the challenges she’s tackled and learn the insights she’s gathered along the way. You’ll […]

Seminar Session 2
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